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Placer County facing $3.25 million in special election costs this year

The price tag for elections is sky-high in Placer County in 2011. Estimates are that as many as four special elections could take place before the start of summer and cost the cou ...

Rising tide of criticism pushes back state septic hearing

By Gus Thomson Journal Staff Writer   Those worried about a new $325 fee for septic system inspections can breathe easier. Facing an uprising of rural septic system users ...

Repeal septic system inspection legislation: Ted Gaines

The furor over mandatory septic system inspections and an estimated $325 fee that will have to be paid was evident at a town-hall meeting Thursday in Auburn. But there was also a ...